This year’s media onslaught surrounding the flu has world governments salivating at all the new possibilities in pushing and providing more flu shots. The flu shot, of course, has proven itself to be ineffective, however, that hasn’t stopped a massive push for more flu shots.
The UK has now passed a regulation that all children under 9 will be given a flu shot for free. Health officials are pitching this as a response to this year’s flu season, of course.
Via Daily Mail:
Youngsters in year five will be added onto the list of children who receive the vaccine, which is administered as a nasal spray, on the NHS for the first time.
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The move has been signed by the heads of NHS England, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care.
Youngsters between two and eight, or year four, are offered the nasal spray vaccine each year since the NHS launched a programme in 2013.
Nearly two million children across England received the jab between September and January this year, according to health service figures.
But the new scheme will see roughly 600,000 more children offered the vaccine, which protects against four strains of flu.
Spread the failure with the fear, that seems to be the ongoing motto.